Skip to comments.Black Women Are The Fastest Growing Demographic Group Seeking Concealed Handgun Licenses
Posted on 09/01/2012 5:22:54 AM PDT by marktwain
In the state of Texas, black women are the fastest growing demographic group seeking concealed gun licenses according to data collected from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The data shows the increase in black women licensees has more than doubled since 2000 (0.75% in 1996-2000 to 1.63% in 2007-2011).
While no one knows the exact reason(s) for the surge of black female licensees, GOP Texas state representative and National Rifle Association member Stefani Carter attributes the growth to black on black crime, in which 15% of the victims were female in 2005. In a USA Today column, Carter cites the Bureau of Justice Statistics to support her claim.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 93% of the more than 8,000 black homicide victims in 2005 were murdered by someone of their own race. Of those 8,000 victims, 15% were women. Also blacks account for only 13.1% of the U.S. population but are nearly half of the homicide victims in the country. She continued, With numbers like these, it is imperative that we learn how to use guns to defend ourselves.
Whatever the reason(s), black women must feel it is worth the rigorous process that Texas has implemented for applicants hoping to acquire a license. Applicants must take a 10- to 15-hour class in gun safety and gun laws, followed by a qualification test to make sure they can shoot properly. The applicant must also provide fingerprints and submissions of notarized affidavits and color passport photos.
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Young black men most affected by this.
Cheers and may you never need to pull in fear.
Gosh, you think?
Once you have a gun and know how to use it, one of the great things about it is that you can defend yourself not only against black-on-black crime (if you are a black person), but also against white-on-black crime, Asian-on-black crime, Hispanic-on-black crime, and canine-on-black crime.
Also, you can go to the range and have fun hitting targets. What's not to love?
Cuz they know too many of O’Bastard’s sons.
If nothing else, it takes the issue away from the left as those whom they have taken for granted for so long are suddenly questioning why the rats want to disarm them.
...because policemen are too heavy to carry around!
Chief Justice Roger Taneys infamous opinion in Dred Scott v. Sandford circularly argued that blacks could not be citizens because if they were citizens, they would have the right to own guns: It would give them the full liberty, he said, to keep and carry arms wherever they went.
Let's just keep that in mind, shall we?
cant blame ‘em
wish them the best.
What are the notorized affidavits for?
May I add, to protect upper class NY elite from my Italian/Irish immigrant forebears(NY Sullivan law)
“The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person who, uh, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know there’s a reaction that’s been been bred into our experiences that don’t go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way and that’s just the nature of race in our society.”
Remember that? I guess the typical black female is the typical white person now.
Let’s just hope it’s not to supply young felon black men.
Point taken however from the number of women who have asked me to teach them to shoot, and how to apply for their permits, they tend to be worried about their self defense.
Way to go ladies, refuse to be a victim!
Of course, Black American women have moved to protect themselves from the “Obama” nightmare created in the Black communities that fosters violence and abuse of Black women by unemployed, “Obama stash”, drug & alcohol stoned Black men!!! How any sane, decent Black American could ever vote for Obama is far beyond me!!!
Good for them!
Brothas better be behavin’ or they’ll be holding something besides their nutsacks...
no one knows the exact reason(s) for the surge of black female licensees
Could the reason be the black gang bangers will now have a way to get weapons?
They already have weapons. They have resources for more weapons (lower ranked gang members, FBI, CIA, SDS, DOJ, The Weathermen, CBC, MSNBC, etc)
Besides, you ever try to take a gun away from a woman who has paid to get a license for it and learned how to use it ?
There are tons of crooked politicians in ALL political offices, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't just Black Americans that voted them in. It is most likely that sane, decent (well-informed) Black Americans (or any other 'minority') didn't vote for Obama.
On the other hand, Blacks were 'turned' against Whites in an effort to ensure their 'block' voting for Democrats(Socialists) by Democrats(Socialists) who don't care how many bodies line the streets, as long as THEY STAY IN POWER.
The DAY that we UNITE and realize who the real enemy is (and always was) we will have a chance at regaining our UNITED STATES.
That may not be so good, many of them are as feral as the males are.
This is about a concealed carry license, any one can buy a gun, a CCL doesn't have anything to do with that.
See post 25, what would a CCL have to do with buying guns?
Obama got 96% of the black vote, last doesn't leave much leftover.
Your comment doesn't make sense. You don't need a concealed carry permit to buy a handgun.
Sorry—I guess actually reading the article would be too unFReeperish for me!
LOL, I thought that was an odd oversight for you.